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be i don't see republicans had much choice. i mean, you talk to john boehner and you talk to mitch mcconnell for six, seven weeks the president would simply not budge one inch on cutting spending and had no interest in doing that. the republicans believed and i think they're probably right if they'd gone into 2013 without the tax issue resolved they'd be pummelled day after
this is now for harry reid and mitch mcconnell to decide and they couldn't either the when they actually did vote on new year's eve it undermined what has been the governing rule of the republicans for the past decade, which is nothing should pass without a majority vote and they didn't have a majority vote, and then immediately turned around to re-elect him speaker. it was never really in doubt. but i think having 12 votes, essentially 12 votes on the floor against -- against his speakership being re-elected with only 220 votes does not send a message of strength going into these next rounds. gwen: and mike, when all is said and done -- nice pen drop there! -- when all is said and didn't you president was still able to wrangle his basics. he wanted to be able to raise taxes on the wealthy, however you define wealthy, and he got that. >> certainly the white house and other democrats look at this and say this is a water shed moment. we got the democrats to break the cardinal, visceral value they have, raising taxes. the only problem is on new year's day taxes were already high. but hell hath
president biden began participating in negotiations at the request of senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday, and helped forge a deal on taxes. the proposed deal worked out earlier today is said to raise $600 billion in revenue over the next decade through new tax increases on the wealthiest americans. the bush era tax rates would be extended for all single americans, with income below $400,000, and couples with income below $450,000. all income above those levels would be taxed at a clinton era top tax rate of 39.6%. and capital gains taxes above those amounts would also be increased up to 20% up from 15%. the deal is also said to include a permanent fix for the alternative minimum tax, and extends unemployment insurance for another year for two million americans. >>> there is some grumbling about the proposed deal from labor. in the last hour, richard trumka of the afl-cio tweeted the following -- we can't set the stage for further destabilizing hostage-taking from -- in the form of another debt ceiling crisis and another sequester crisis. joining me now from capitol hill by phon
senate minority leader mitch mcconnell negotiated the compromise that permitted the senate vote. the house was tight. 257-167. here are some elements. income tax rates on the wealthy, up. individuals who make more than $$400,000 per year and couples who make more than $450,000 per year. these americans will pay nearly 5% more in income taxes. capital gains taxes and dividend taxes, up. for those same high earners from a current 15% to 20%. income tax rates unchanged for everyone else. the rates stay the same. unchanged. but middle class citizens will take a tax hit. not in income taxes but higher payroll taxes. social security payroll taxes up 2%. on average, an extra $1,000 a year will be paid into social security by workers who make $50,000 per year. the percentage of u.s. households that will feel the pinch from these higher payroll taxes is 77%. question, why did 151 house republicans vote against this bill? why did joe biden strike a compromise with mitch mcconnell? pat buchanan? >> the republicans voted against it, john, because they made a commitment not to vote for highe
in washington. >> shannon: and jamie, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to get a fair shake. he's going to get the tough questions, but we'll treat him fairly. sometimes covering washington ahead of the hearings, folks will say it's an allout war. do you think it comes true this time? >> i think there's going to be serious questions from, certainly the republican side, but i also think the democratic side. you've had not just mitch mcconnell say that and obviously he's trying to be diplomatic saying he'll get a fair hearing and i think he will. but a lot of questions regarding the stances. i think that some people see hagel as indicating, for instance, maybe a greater shift in the budget talks, i know we're going to get to that to cut defense department spending, because you have leon panetta, obama's current defense secretary and opposed to defense cuts and maybe with hagel, a signal that the obama administration might be moving towards pushing for defense cuts. so i think you'll he have a lot of pushback, certainly on the republican side of the aisle to that. >> the white
will be what they focus on like a laser in the coming months as negotiations continue. mitch mcconnell look at the incoming class of house republicans as well who voted, many of them against the bill on friday that provided $9 billion in flood relief to sandy. they did it because there weren't spending cuts. >> jonathan, how is the fiscal cliff fight, how might that shape the debt ceiling fight for republicans? >> it's everything to them in terms of they feel as it was pointed out before that they didn't get the spending cuts they wanted. they see the debt ceiling coming up in the early couple of months of the year here as an opportunity for leverage to get those spending cuts that they didn't just get. the president of the united states says he's not going to play ball on that. he may unilaterally raise the debt and may lower the debt and there are a few options on the table so we'll have to see how that plays out. >> do you think he might invoke the constitution to prevent congress from holding him hostage? >> we have to see. the white house pretty much shut that down in december and nove
, with mitch mcconnell, trying to get an agreement with harry reid, it has been apparently successful now. joe biden behind closed door with, at least get it through sometime before dawn tonight, and let the house come in and wrestle with it on new year's day, melissa. >> well, as we speak, the vice president is there trying to speak to his own troops, if you will, who may be holding out their votes up for this deal. he has been with them for how long now, and is there any sort of word that you're hearing at all about how it is going? >> well, we haven't heard anything because all the senators, as far as i know have not come out of that meeting. he got up here about 50 minutes ago. he is meeting with those senators now. the $250,000 threshhold that was set forth by the president that the president campaign ed on. many on the left are disappointed that he has given in to a certain extent and allowed that to rise by $200,000 to $450,000. there are going to be some problems there, one that might help the feelings on the left is the extension of the unemployment benefits for a year. there are 2 mi
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the details with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. here is what we know about the potential deal as of right now. current bush era tax cuts will expire for individuals with an income over $400,000, also for couples with an income over $450,000. unemployment benefits will be extended. the sequester, automatic spending cuts that would hit a wide range of government programs, including department of defense, will be dedelayed for a two-month period and be paid for with a 50/50 split on tax increases and spending cuts. joining us now is kelly o'donnell what have you learned with the vice president's meeting with senate democrats? >> we were able to talk to some within the meeting, they are in a bit of waiting game, in part because of the legislation, being turned into an actual test that will have the lengtext tha language. and the budget office will give it a score what it will cost the government to do this. at this very late hour, many people at work here at the capitol hill and going over that now. the vice president was able during his meeting with democrats to walk through the
with senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. he told members earlier in the day he thought he had a done deal this morning and the white house called and said we want you to take the sequester cuts to domestic and defense spending off the table to get rid of them essentially. mcconnell said how about we do a two month extension on the sequester and pay for it in two months and find out in the two months how to pay for the cuts to make them go away rather than doing major damage to defense and domestic programs that democrats are worried about. a busy night here on capitol hill. crafting this into legislative language. the senate may still vote eventually later tonight and bottom line, vice president biden is here to dot hi i.s and cross the ts. >> let's review about the sequester and how this all started. a lot of people have been following this but some haven't frankly. even on new year's eve as we get ready to get up to the fiscal cliff deadline. the sequester was set up to be so unacceptable that members of both parties on both sides of the aisle would just say we can't deal with that
to be the beginnings of a deal. we heard of a deal all day long between senator mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader and vice president joe biden. they have been talking nonstop about trying to come to some conclusion. a little bit of a scaled back version of the original grand bargain to deal with the expiring bush era tax cuts and also to deal with the impending sequester, the across-the-board cuts that would hit the pentagon and also domestic spend ising. they have according to the white house and senate republicans reached a deal but vice president biden is up on the senate side right now behind closed doors trying to convince some skeptical senate democrats to sign on to this before this piece of legislation hits the senate floor. we begin with our restart and to tell us exactly where we are at this hour, and this hour by the way is just two hours ahead of 2013. there you see the specifics of the deal. the framework. tax hikes on family income above $400,000 for an individual. $450,000 for a family. the top tax rate going to 39.6% from 35. 39.6% is the clinton range. the tax rate back in
minority leader mitch mcconnell, but senato harry reid was very involved in all this, and the hold up for the last six some hours this evening, the republican leader, senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell, and the white house had fundamentally come to an agreement on principle, and there was this stall in the talks for the last hours tonight. it was because democratic leader harry reid was refusing to give in on some points that were very important to the democrats. and so he's won some concessions, and that should help make the vice president's sell even easier tonight. you know, there are some people saying, look, don't say we have a deal until you know, everyone signs on inside that room. now, what we know is that there is a deal in principle between reid, mcconnell, and the white house. that is the major hurdle they had to overcome, and it's now all but the selling, and of course, the voting, wolf. >> they have to draft it and put it in a form of legislation. dana bash is our senior congressional correspondent. is there anything else, jessica, you wanted to add before we bring i
you, i don't know. at the end of the day, instead of taking $24 billion in savings, mitch mcconnell's position was to continue $5 billion per year in subsidies that the majority of folks have said should not be paid at all. and he fought to continue those direct subsidies. they say they want more cuts, but when it comes to wealthy farmers that have high prices and do not use subsidies, they seem very willing to jeopardize the rest of agriculture to protect those subsidies. that is wrong, in my book, and we need an agricultural bill that effectively works for all of agriculture and for the taxpayers. that is our responsibility as well. >> you will have a new ranking member, thad cochran. there was the idea that you were both interested in northern farmers and their crops. i know you have said there had to be balance. how does senator cochran coming to the position of ranking member affect how this will go forward this year? >> i'm really looking forward to working with senator cochran. he and i have talked briefly. his staff has reached out to mine already. they have already met. we
for 36 years. he served with mitch mcconnell. it had broken down obviously between the president and the speaker of the house and the speaker could not deliver the republican membership. it was by a default. but for them, there was not a deal. >> reelected president to is committed to a certain strengthening of the entitlement state. he wanted health care to be universal. he has this idea that his job, his mission is to fix the increasing inequality in the country. i do not think he has any interest in cutting entitlements because he thinks it will hurt the ordinary american. you have a republican party committed to attacking the debt and that is why you have a stalemate. apart from the personal, petty stuff, that is the major issue why we are stock. as mark indicated, they elect a republican house, and that is why everything is in a stalemate. >> look at the new congress and house speaker john boehner's problem. >> for those of you who are returning to have what these aisles before, maybe it is time we get a little awestruck. put simply, we're center not to be something but to d
. >> mitch mcconnell out of desperation calling in joe biden to get this done. when i first came to washington, that is how things got going. this is a good thing, isn't it? >> it was at a critical point when he was able to step in and focused help broker a deal. that is polics i washington. you do not have that kind of political behavior taking place in the house of representatives. there's something really fractured in the house with republicans in the way that they deal with their own leadership. it is not unprecedented. >> with this debt ceiling hanging over us, isn't it time to start rebuilding relationships, nina? >> there are some people who actually know how to do that left? it is not insignificant that these were older members of the senate who actually -- joe biden being a senator for a long time, they got together and they were able to hammer something out. a different kind of pork, tax benefits. it's ugly. it's sausage. in my view, there are a lf things in this that are unfortunate from a policy point of view. that is we do to make a deal and then everyone just has to
began with an 19- minute 2114-word address that senate minority leader mitch mcconnell described as an unabashedly left-of-center speech that brought back memories of the democratic party of ages past. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are lifted in our work force rather than expelled in our country. . our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the lanes of the town know that they are cared for. and cherished. and always safe from harm. >> immigration and gun-control. at his comments on the need to preserve medicare, medicaid, and social security, and you have a good picture of where you want to take the country. how would you grade the president's speech a to f? >> i thought it was a lot better than the first speech. the crowd had a blast. it was a speech that does represent his overall view of governing. >> colby, a to f? >> strong b, not so much on the eloquence, but on lay
on the administration. harry reid and mitch mcconnell reaching an agreement on the filibuster. nothing profound. also, they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact president? >> what the house did it is illustrative of what will be ahead of us. they have not gotten over the defeat from november 6. we are going to tie everything to the debt ceiling, this budget crisis. they have no leverage over the president. they discover they have no leverage. now they have to find a way to back down. this is their face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. you will see more of this. the president is in a much stronger position of dealing with the congress and house republicans. >> you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion. but i dissent, the president, like any other, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant central dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day by day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe he will be as strong one year from now. i think what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestrat
biden, as well as leader harry reid, speaker boehner, nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell. everybody worked very hard on this. i appreciated. -- appreicate it. under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not to their income taxes go up. millions of families will continue to receive tax breaks to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits with the research they do, the investments they make, and the clean energy jobs they create. to million americans are out -- who are out of work but are out there looking pounding the pavement every day, will continue to receive unemployment benefits, as long as they are actively looking for a job. but i think we all recognize this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and brought an opportunity for everybody. the fact is, the deficit, is still too high. we are still investing too little in the things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. that is why speaker boehner and i try to negotiate a larger agreement. that wou
republican member of the house of representatives to vote for the package that mitch mcconnell is negotiating on their behalf without their leaders present. it is a ridiculous package. it does not work, and it will solve our long-term debt problems. gerri: i never have to guess at what you think. you are always clear isabela and entertaining. thank you for coming out tonight. have a great new year. >> happy new year. gerri: no votes in the house tonight. meanwhile, we go off the cliff tomoow. it does not applicable be a happy new year. our political panel place the blame game next. ♪ oh! blue! time! time out. i touched it i touched the ball before it went out, coach. come on, alex, the ref did not call that! you gotta be kidding me, alex! it's the championship game! talk to him, coach. i touched, it's their ball don't foul them wh they inbound. team on 'three.' one, two, three. nice going, alex. sorry coach. alex! good call. gerri: fiscal stiffed. that is of americans feel after congress failed to reach a deal on taxes and spending. as a result we are going of the fiscal cliff. joining me n
of recession. now they are trying to blame him for all of the spending. mitch mcconnell, he is a disgrace to the senate floor. he said he one of the president to be a one-term president. the people voted obama back in. host: the minority leader, mitch mcconnell, has been negotiating with the vice president joe biden to come to some sort of agreement. what you make of that? caller: i'm talking about what mitch mcconnell said in the beginning. he did not want to work with this president. the want it to see him fail. they're hurting the american people by not helping obama. obama is good for the country, but people that listen to rush limbaugh, sarah palin, and fox news, that is why this country is going down like this. host: let me get your thoughts on president obama as a negotiator. what do you think? caller: he has reached out and showed an olive branch dejon banner ever since he has been in. -- john boehner ever since he has been in. president obama has tried to work with these people to get things done, and they will not work with him. host: let's hear from ron in appleton, wisconsin.
that harry reid, the majority leader will not push that. i know he's been in negotiations with mitch mcconnell and other leaders to try to thwart that and try to come up with a workable reform, short of that. if he does that, you still have the house. >> senator richard shelby, thank you. good to see you, sir. >> gun shows are coming under new scrutiny after the shooting in newtown, water wawkt wawkt. waterbury, the local police chief has decided to stop issuing gun show permits until further notice. he says he didn't want any future guns to be traced back to gun shows in waterbury. meanwhile, in nashville, north carolina, members of the city council are trying to ban gun shows at city-owned sites. we go live. there is a gun show this weekend. hi, elizabeth. >> a very popular gun show. but just like you said, there is a debate brewing across the nation on whether or not the gun shows should be banned. we are seeing the gun shows in new york and connecticut cancelled here. but here in asheville, north carolina, you can see the gun show continues. but local government officials are figuring out
it would be think only option but once mitch mcconnell got republican senator to agree to raise taxes, and john boehner allowed a vote in the house, when those things happen, this republican no, no no posture, resolved. at least an opportunity appeared. and once mitch mcconnell and john boehner stuck out their necks, of course president obama had to make a deal. he need to have a congress that he can work with. when one party steps out and asks you to the dance, you don't walk away unless you never ever want to dance with them again. that's what democracy is all about, compromise. even messy compromise. so we progressives we need to get real. anyone who demands purity is just never going to get a deal. if you really want a perfect deal, then get more house progressives elected and make nancy pelosi speaker again in 2014. until then this is a step in the right direction. joining me now is michael tomski nice to have you back notice "the war room." >> nice to be here. happy new year. >> jennifer: happy new year to you. do you think progressives should be upset with th
approach later and promise we will cut spending later. mitch mcconnell is exactly right. they just got revenue. we have to cut spending. we have a $16 trillion debt. the credit card is maxed out. we have to cut spending. he is exactly right. let's focus on the problem which is this government can't control spending. we have to get control of it. >> we spoke at length during the campaign when you were the president's point person on the budget and you repeatedly stated and said it again this morning simpson bowles is is the model and you have to have revenue and spending cuts. >> that's right. >> we got the revenue. we got a tiny tiny spending cut along with the fiscal cliff deal. where are the spending cuts? >> actually the cuts and revenue you we have taken so far are still far short in both categories from simpson bus. boles. >> but the spending cuts are way short. >> that is not the case. simpson bowles said at the starting point we would allow the upper income taxes to go back to clinton era levels. we have just barely gotten to the spending point. we are a little short. on top of
was because of the deal -- >> john boehner. because of john boehner. >> partly, mitch mcconnell force ed john boehner's hand. >> we expect senators to do that. that's what republican -- republican senators have always spent us deeper into debt. that's what they do. that's their hobby. >> look, in this round, the president got a ton. and liberals who are complaining are most worried not about the terms of this deal but about whether the president's got a weak hand going into the next round. the president, as you pointed out, has said as recently as sunday with david gregory, we need to do medicare reform. we need to do entitlement reform. when we deal with the sequester cuts in two months, when we deal with raising the debt ceiling, even though the president wants to keep that out of the debate, republicans are going to have another chance with leaders like john boehner and paul ryan making the argument. and i think the president once again is going to have that k n confrontation. >> how many trillions do you think they'll add to the debt, mika? paul ryan -- i had the tenth amendment on a lit
during a fiscal cliff negotiations mitch mcconnell was reasonable and willing to work with democrats, and those are two big no noes. and one of the famous mitt romney lines gets put to the test. it's a wednesday night in san francisco. we're just getting started. stay with us. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? ♪ >> jennifer: vice president joe biden pledged today that the administration would reduce gun violence in this country even if it requires executive action only. and that would mean the presiden
outlining their position. mitch mcconnell is out with a statement saying that we need to get a handle on spending. let's get moving on spending reductions. so we now have the next step here. and also the next fight here. we have been going over throughout the night, but $200 billion of deficit on trade deficit spending before we do reach the debt ceiling, and enacted last it's about the next couple of months to the next fight has started. diane: that was another interesting point. in the same sentence as making spending cuts going forward, the president says we are investing too little in the economy. how do those things work together? >> what he wants to do is basically take money that you would get from closing loopholes and applying that to infrastructure spending and some of the other spending. you look at what has happened over the last couple of weeks, the last two weeks with these negotiations and it doesn't do a great sense that they will be able to do too much. for the second time, the house speaker, john boehner, president obama failed to reach a deal. then they go on with m
in the house which will convene four hours from now. republican leader mitch mcconnell said the process wasn't pretty but it got the job done. >> each of us could spend the rest of the week discussing what a perfect solution would have looked like, but the end result would have been the largest tax increase in american history. so, it took an imperfect solution to prevent our constituents from a very real financial pain, but in my view, it was worth the effort. >> so, here's what in that imperfect bill. tax rates will rise for individuals making over $400,000 and couples making more than $450,000. high-end rates for the estate tax and the capital gains tax will rise. all of those elements will be made permanent. in addition, the alternative minimum tax, which is patched every year, will be fixed permanently. several tax credits, including ones for children, college tuition and earned income, will be extended for five years. and long-term unemployment benefits will be extended for a year. now, the big issue not addressed, those sequester spending cuts, which are simply being delayed for two m
earlier. another guy who worked a lot on this, mitch mcconnell. >> mitch mcconnell chose to be a quiet statesman. you didn't see him on camera. he didn't meet face to face with joe biden. but he's the reason we have this agreement. >> do you agree with that? >> here what's i'll say about mitch mcconnell. he's a very smart politician that understands that you sometimes need to lose the battle to win the war, at least in their perspective. they knew if the country had gone over the cliff and taxes had gone up on everyone, they would have gotten the blame. from his perspective, that was a bad political bet. so they're now focused on the big fights coming, the debt crisis, the continuing resolution. the problem with that is they think they have leverage and i'm not sure they do because, again, the consequences of making that again such a political battle -- >> jim, talk to that. why do you guys have leverage? a lot of republicans on capitol hill say, look, we should too much blood on this tax fight but we are more than happy to bring the president to his knees over these budget wars in the
to the floor and filibuster harry reid and mitch mcconnell agreed to a minor tinkering of the filibuster that, in effect makes no changes at all. i mean, look the senate is broken. why did harry reid and mitch mcconnell chicken out? doesn't make any sense. we will talk about that and a whole lot more on today's "full-court press," but first, we take time out to get the latest. today's current news update. and look at this. we stole her from stephanie miller, the one, the only the talented jacki checkschneckner. >> good morning, everybody. vice president biden is traveling to richmond virginia today along with homeland security secretary janet napitano to hold al roundtable conversation about the administration's plans to curb gun violence. bobby stein and experts who have been working gun safety issues since village tech in april, 2007 will be in attend as at virginia commonwealth university. it comes on the heels of biden's gom talk yesterday pushing for assault weapons in the wake of a natural disaster and possible ensuing chaos. he minced no words, his ass
mitch mcconnell said on "meet the press." >> views with regard to israel and iran and all of the other positions that he has taken over the years i think will be very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. >> you are not predicting smooth sailing for chuck hagel? >> i think it will boo be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel but he will be treated fairly. >> we haven't heard from a lot of chuck hagel friends on television over the last few weeks. we know there is resistance from republicans and we know jewish groups and gay community is talking about action. if the president does nominate him, is it a good gamble? >> you know, it is clearly a gamble because i think the white house, if it looks like they are going to put hagel forward they have to go out there and aggressively defend this nomination because those who oppose him have been vocalal and quick to be vocal. this is not going to be an easy nomination. i think there will be tough questioning. i think he probably gets confirmed because it is tough to say no the president's choice. it is a question of h
leader harry reid and his counterpart republican leader mitch mcconnell set to announce a series of reforms on the senate floor that fall far short of their demands. one more? one more. >> we're going to change the rules. we cannot continue in this way. so i hope we can get something that that the republicans will work with us on but it won't be a handshake. we tried that last time. it didn't work. >> twharzry reid at the senate in december saying any deal to reform the filibuster would not be a handshake deal. today a "handshake agreement" is how roll call newspaper described a number of the filibuster reforms that harry reid agreed to with mitch mcconnell. wow. harry prooed. yeah. this was the day everybody had been wait forget in terms of changing how the senate operates. and if you hear sad trombones, that's why. on election day this year americans voted overwhelmingly to re-elect president obama four more years. that same day people also voted to re-elect senate democrats and to send a large number of them to congress, more than the re z republicans. more senate democrats t
-like approach to iraq. mitch mcconnell said today that he would have some tough questions for hagel, but back in 2007 mitch mcconnell called hagel . . . and said many of the predictions chuck hagel made about the iraq war came true. the next criticism of chuck hagel is that he won't support israel enough. he has referred to a jewish lobby in washington. but today the anti-defamation league said that it would support him. still the issue reportedly does have the white house concern, and according to cnn the white house has reached out to jewish groups for their support. and then on gay rights. hagel called james hormel aggressively gay. he has renounced those words, but now a future senator who is obviously a leading advocate he told the "boston globe," quote . . . >> jennifer: so joining me now to discuss all of the president's cabinet appoints is michael o'hanlon of the brookings institute. welcome back inside "the war room." really appreciate it. >> thank you governor nice to be with you. >> jennifer: great to be with you too. brookings institution is a very respected
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